Van Scott Nature Preserve

Van Scott Nature Preserve

The 144-acre Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, Wayne County, PA is the new headquarters of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and a welcoming, accessible place for people of all ages to learn about, explore, and enjoy nature. It was…

Bunting Farm Stay

Bunting Farm Stay

Last month I wrote about Billy’s New Hope Barn, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for rescued farm animals. Billy’s New Hope Barn resides on the Bunting Farm. Thank you to all of you who donated. If you forgot, now…

Billy's New Hope Barn

Billy’s New Hope Barn

Meet Jerry and Marcie Bunting. These two very special humans created and manage Billy’s New Hope Barn, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for rescued farm animals. Most animals come from the ASPCA or Animal Control. Sadly, there is a…

Harmony in Hawley

Harmony in Hawley

For years, many of us have enjoyed the outstanding music performances of Harmony Presents. First at the Silk Mill, upstairs that is now an art gallery. Then, downstairs to the Boiler Room. Each time elevating the talent and the atmosphere….

The Round House Mystery of Baoba

The Round House Mystery of Baoba

Back in May of 2013 I wrote an article about the Round House in Lackawaxen. It is a significant structure that lay in ruins in what appears to have been a village, a community, something more than just a nice…

FARMS

FARMS

Although the number of farms have decreased over the years throughout the Pocono Mountains, we are still fortunate to boast a number of quality offerings. Due to COVID, I suggest reaching out to your farm or restaurant of choice beforehand…

THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF OUR NATURE

THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF OUR NATURE

November is a time for being Thankful. The name Pocono is derived from a Delaware Indian word (pohoqualin), which means “stream between mountains” in reference to the Delaware River. Ironically, that which divides us also unites us. The Delaware River basin has…

Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Car Enthusiast and International Artist The Community Tapestry NEPA Project attracted 30 artists – families, children, first-timers displaying their art, established artists showcasing their work or sharing inspirational messages. One artist is Simon Ward. Simon is an internationally known artist…

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence Have you ever wondered about the source of the name of a town you’ve traveled through or live in? The Pocono area was once rich in Native American culture. Much of the influence has disappeared. Although, there…

Moka Origins

Moka Origins

What’s better than a wine or craft beer tasting? CHOCOLATE! That’s right! Nestled in the picturesque hills of Bethany is the sweetest little tasting room – Moka Origins. And if chocolate wasn’t enough, add deliciously roasted coffee, hand-selected for the…